Letters from a Pastor to His People- June 7, 2020
It's really important that we read and reread this short first reading from the Book of Exodus. Let it form our mind. Let it help our understanding of God. We need this proper knowledge of the Lord if we are going to navigate the complexities of our moral and spiritual life.
Moses returns up to Mount Sinai and Yahweh reveals another title by which he can be called: Lord. I don't know about you, but I like using this title, Lord, for God. Yes, I certainly use other titles when I pray and when I'm in relationship with God: Jesus, Father, friend, brother, Spirit. 'Lord' doesn't give me a sense of fear or servility in a bad way. I like 'Lord' because it emphasizes for me that God is the one in control, not me. He is guiding my life, he has a plan for me—a plan that is better than anything I could concoct—and that it is to my advantage to simply surrender to him. Remember that "Surrender Novena" we prayed a few months ago? The title 'Lord' is all wrapped up in that.